How To Make Coffee With The AeroPress :: Inverted AeroPress Video Tutorial

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How to Use the AeroPress (Inverted Method)

When I started this blog, the first two videos were How To Brew Coffee With The French Press, and How To Brew Coffee With The AeroPress.  Admittedly, I was not on my game yet.  I have learned much since that time, and I have previously updated the French Press Tutorial, and now it’s time to set the record straight on how to PROPERLY use the AeroPress coffee brewer.  There are several techniques out there, but the one that I employ is easy for any Joe Schmoe to duplicate.  It produces a rich, flavorful cup of coffee, and does not involve any crazy tactics that will discourage you from using it on a daily basis.

When I first tried the AeroPress, I wanted to see what all of the hype was about.  People were, and still are, going crazy over this brewer.  I mean, how good can a coffee maker that is manufactured by Aerobie be?  These guys got famous by inventing a super duper frisbee for crying out loud.  Well, I was kind of disappointed when it was all said and done.  I strongly suggest chucking the included instructions into [Continue reading]

How To Clean a Chemex : #CoffeeTip

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How to clean a chemex no scrubbing

How To Clean a Chemex Without Scrubbing

I’m sure a great number of people have shared my struggle to clean coffee equipment that has a narrow opening. Coffee oils cling to surfaces and turn rancid. These rotten oils add undesirable flavors to your brew. Nasty! I had a long bottle brush, but it was a total PITA to get it in just the right shape to make sufficient contact. Achieving enough pressure to scrub the oils away was another challenge.


There Has to be a Better Way!

How To Clean A Chemex no scrubbing wYes, there is a better way, and it is ridiculously simple to clean your Chemex, with absolutely zero scrubbing. This method will also work quite well with airpots, siphon brewers, as well as any other item that is made of metal or glass. I never use any detergents on plastic items, as plastics can hold onto cleaners forever. OxiClean is like a solid form of Hydrogen Peroxide, so it doesn’t seem to contain anything that would leave tastes behind, but I haven’t used it on plastic yet. Perhaps I’ll test it out on a cheapo Melitta.

What You’ll Need

  • Hot Water
  • 2T – 3T of OxiClean (Readily available at local stores)

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  • Add OxiClean to the Chemex
  • Fill Chemex with hot water
  • Wait 2-6 hours
  • Rinse

You see how scuzzy my 13-cup Chemex was. I used about 3T of OxiClean and let it sit for about 2 hours. I could immediately see the coffee oils lifting away from the sides of the Chemex. It was magical and sounded like a bowl of Rice Krispies.
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Do you have any tips or tricks to cleaning coffee equipment?

If so, please include them in the comment section!

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Black Friday Coffee Deals and Cyber Monday Coffee Deals

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Check out this automatically updating list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday coffee deals!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Coffee Deals…and Beyond!

Hello, shoppers!

This page contains LIVE deals. Come back each day to see what new offers are listed in the boxes below each coffee merchant.

There’s nothing as satisfying as getting all of your holiday shopping completed while seated at your computer. No crowds and no need to fight for parking spots. Many of these deals are published for Black Friday, but will update to reflect Cyber Monday additions.

Coffee is subjective. I realize that many of you prefer products that I wouldn’t purchase myself. Take it or leave it, here are the deals!

NOTE: These deals with the “redeem coupon” and “get deal” buttons are automatically updated, so if there’s a deal that appeals to you, it is active!

To view more details about a particular offer, click the name of the deal you’re interested in. Sometimes, these limited deals include coupon codes. If an offer requires a coupon code, you will see it displayed next to the deal. Happy shopping, and I wish you a happy holiday season!


Go Coffee Go (A CoffeeNate Fave)

Go Coffee Go is a phenomenal place to access a multitude of exceptional roasters, all with a single shopping cart!

You get to select from some of the best roasters in the country without having to hunt around the internet. For Cyber Monday, they are offering 20% off all coffees with coupon CYBER.

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Cafe Britt

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Cafe Britt is offering every coffee for just $8.95/bag, plus huge savings on their Mix N’ Match gourmet products, where you can save over $150. Create a customized gift and receive free shipping on order of 6+ bags of coffee!

Current Cafe Britt Coffee Deals


1st in Coffee

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1st in Coffee is offering free shipping on orders over $50, as well as deeply discounted, refurbished espresso machines. They also carry several coffees, as well as coffee supplies. In addition, enjoy 20% off of selected lines of coffee brewers, grinders, and top of the line espresso machines.

Current 1st in Coffee Deals

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National Coffee Day Deals 2017 : #NationalCoffeeDay

National Coffee Day Deals 2017 Of course, for us coffee freaks, every day is National Coffee Day. For normal people, it's just one day a year. This post will show you every place you can snag a free coffee on National Coffee Day 2017. There are … [Continue reading]

7 Valuable Steps to Brewing Coffee That Will Make You an Expert

Guest post by Shaun Pullen Making coffee is serious business, woe to the Keurig pods. The search for great coffee has become an American obsession. It’s right up there with NASCAR and colluding with Russians. Connoisseurs of the elixir of life … [Continue reading]